Qualcomm has announced a number of OEMs who will be sporting the company’s Snapdragon X50 5G NR in 2019. The Snapdragon X50 supports the next-generation 5G network, which is most likely going to be the buzz through 2018. Some of the OEMs already on board with Qualcomm for 2019 include:
- HMD Global (Nokia)
- Inseego/Novatel Wireless
- NetComm Wireless
- Sharp Corporation
- Sierra Wireless
- Sony Mobile
Looks like the @Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem party has a plus one…or should I say, OnePlus.
We’re proud to work with OnePlus to continue pushing the limits of performance. Never Settle.
— Sherif Hanna 📶 (@sherifhanna) February 14, 2018
According to Qualcomm, leveraging the power of a 5G network will eliminate the need for users to need public Wi-Fi. 5G will bring along faster browsing, faster downloads, better video calls, UHD and 360 video streaming and instant cloud access.
“Qualcomm Technologies is deeply committed to helping our customers deliver next-generation 5G mobile experiences to consumers, which requires enhanced mobile broadband 5G NR connectivity enabled by 5G NR networks, mobile devices and the Snapdragon X50 5G modem,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As evidenced by our work with these distinguished OEMs from around the globe and as we demonstrated in 3G and 4G LTE, Qualcomm Technologies is utilizing our deep expertise and technology leadership to support the successful launch of 5G NR, driving innovation in the mobile ecosystem.”
Qualcomm says 5G use cases include:
- Enhanced mobile broadband
- Always connected PCs
- Head-mounted displays for VR/AR/XR
It will be interesting to see where 5G takes us in the future. It will also be interesting to see how many other OEMs jump on board the Snapdragon X50 bandwagon.Source: Qualcomm